Quality Assurance – Kiel; Denmark, WI


Land O’Lakes, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company with over $8.9 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1921, Land O’Lakes is a national farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with continuous growth. Land O’Lakes does business in all fifty states and more than fifty countries with its headquarters in Arden Hills, MN. It is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States; serves its international customers with a variety of food and animal feed ingredients; and provides farmers and ranchers with an extensive line of agricultural supplies (feed, seed, crop nutrients and crop protection products) and services. Additional information about our organization can be obtained at www.landolakesinc.com.

We strive to create a positive and diverse work environment that values people, performance, customer commitment, quality and integrity. Join our winning team for a challenging and rewarding career!

Position Purpose: Directs and leads the Quality Assurance function for the multiple site operation at the Kiel, Wisconsin and Denmark, Wisconsin manufacturing facilities. The primary focus of this position is to provide local leadership in quality, food safety and regulatory compliance thru adherence to specifications, implementation of LQMS and a strong knowledge of state and federal requirements. This is accomplished thru a close working relationship with all employees at both facilities.

BS in Food /Dairy Science or related field required and 5-10 years of progressive quality assurance experience in food manufacturing with strong knowledge of Quality Management principles, food regulation and food operations required. Must be skilled in identification of root cause analysis as a means to improve quality and productivity of plant operation; demonstrated ability to lead and drive change at all levels in the plant with manager, peers, supervisory staff as well as line employees; excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to teach, coach and implement quality programs. Must be able to effectively communicate and positively interact at the line and plant management level; and set and maintain high goals and standards of performance for self, peers, direct reports and the plant. Requires strong analytical problem solving skills, working knowledge of statistics and process improvement, and a clear understanding of HACCP, progressive sanitation, food safety and customer awareness to promote the plants competitive advantage in today’s business environment. Quality Assurance function for Kiel and Denmark; QA Budget; Annual sales volume; This position will include involvement in the weekend rotation

 

Contact:

 

nmchristiansen@landolakes.com

 

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

www.landolakesinc.com

 

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